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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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Trips sponsored by

Armenian Assembly of America


Total cost of 21 trips: $69,818.01


Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $836.50
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Sean Moore (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Gregory Aftandilian (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGOSHO-KARABAGH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP TO THE AREA TO ASCERTAIN CONDITIONS
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.54
source

Traveler: Bradley Ayers (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: VISITS TO ARMENIA AND NAGORNOKARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Elise Kenderian (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: ARMENIA/NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Jodi Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE US-FUNDED ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ON THE GROUND
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Natalie Barusic (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: VISITS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN ARMENIA & NAGORNO KARABUGH INCLUDING PRESIDENT, FOREIGN MINISTERS, ENERGY MINISTER, USAID REPRESENTATIVE
Purpose: SEE HOW US AID DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT - FOLLOW-UP ON THE PEACE TALKS BETWEEN ARMENIA & AZERBAIJAN OVER NAGARNO KARABAUGH
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: ARMENIA, NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FUNDING
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Anna Eshoo (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Traveler: Mitch Mcconnell (from the office of Mitch Mcconnell)
Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Purpose: INVITED TO KEY NOTE DINNER EVENT CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE, BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, EVENING OF DECEMBER 8, 2001
Date: Dec 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.74
source

Traveler: Joseph Knollenberg (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.40
source

Traveler: Joel Najar (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: ARMENIA (YEREVAN)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: HOW U.S. AID IS USED; ON RECENT ELECTIONS. MTGS W/ARMENIAN GOV'T OFFICIALS AND INT'L AID ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,581.55
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO YEREVAN, ARMENIA-INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID DOLLARS, DISCUSS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,594.28
source

Traveler: Brian Daniels (from the office of James Langevin)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT U.S. AID TO ARMENIA, TRADE & ECONOMIC POLICY, DEMOCRATIC REFORMS, AND INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMATIC ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,583.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Shelly Abajian (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: TO OBTAIN GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND TO SEE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF U.S. FUNDING
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,732.13
source

Traveler: Raffi Vartian (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA - LONDON, ENGLAND (UK)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,984.11
source

Traveler: Norm Coleman (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: TO ASSESS ARMENIAN PROGRESS ON THEIR MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT COMPACT, ARMENIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UNITED STATES, AND AN UPDATE ON PEACE CORPS ACTIVITIES IN ARMENIA
Date: May 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $20,732.73
source



American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.